Lesser-Known Facts About Cow Ghee

Ghee is a more refined form of butter, and has been a staple across India for centuries. As a matter of fact, Ghee is considered a ‘super food’ by many consumers who know the history behind the use of ghee in India. This blog is a short read that covers 3 lesser known facts about India’s original super food.

Before we begin, here’s a brief history of Ghee.

Ghee has been a vital part of India’s diet preferences for centuries. It’s obvious that most Indians who use ghee in their diet are also aware of its various medicinal benefits. As a matter of fact, we might have heard older generations recommend ghee as a health tonic to aid digestion and as a supplement to improve one’s memory. Even ancient Ayurvedic texts mention ghee for its wide array of health benefits that positively affects various systems and biological processes in the body.

That said, let’s get into the 3 facts on ghee you should know about.

Ghee nourishes the brain

You might know that saturated fat is great for brain health and development. As a matter of fact, the brain’s neurons and nerve fibers have myelin sheathing which in turn is composed of saturated fat which is similar to the one found abundantly in ghee. Ghee is one of the best sources of saturated fat, and can fortify this myelin sheathing enabling the nerve cells to communicate signals properly. If saturated fat is considered to be the building block of brain cells, a great source of this saturated fat definitely falls into the ‘super food’ category.

Ghee improves digestion and helps in cellular repair

Ghee is rich in butyrate which is a chain of fatty acids that essentially contributes to the growth and repair of tissues in the digestive tract. Butyric acid can restore digestive tracts with inflammation and can also heal wounds in the mucus lining of the stomach and intestines. In a way, it just doesn’t aid digestion alone. Ghee also takes care of the digestive system by enhancing its tissue repair capabilities.

Ayurveda highly recommends the use of ghee

As mentioned before, ghee is of great importance in Ayurveda. It is used for various ayurvedic treatments and remedies. According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, ghee has elements in it that enhance the life force energy of its consumer. Ghee, as per Ayurveda experts, resupplies a body with the essential “ojas” that enhances health in more than one way - reducing bad cholesterol, improving metabolism and more.

So don’t regret adding ghee into your food. For most Indian recipes, ghee enhances the taste. And as it goes inside your body, you get all its medicinal benefits.

Check out Milco’s pure ghee when you are out shopping next time, and let us know your feedback.

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